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ERIC Number: EJ1170256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1523-1615
Teachers as Human Capital or Human Beings? USAID's Perspective on Teachers
Ginsburg, Mark
Current Issues in Comparative Education, v20 n1 p6-30 Fall 2017
This article analyzes three USAID education strategy documents (1998, 2005, and 2011) as well as USAID's requests for proposals for three projects to assess how teachers are represented. The main findings indicate that USAID education strategy documents a) treat teachers as human capital, a human resource input, rather than as human beings and b) characterize teachers as implementers of policy rather than as key stakeholders who should also be involved in dialogue and decision making about educational policy at various levels of the system. These findings are compared with those resulting from a similar analysis of World Bank education strategy documents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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